Hi all! Welcome to this week’s post for SFFS. I will again be continuing to post from A Good Day to Die, leading on from where the last snippet left off. For those not up to speed, the POV character is a cyborg who’s just been stopped from committing suicide following his decommission. He has been summoned before his former captain and Admiral, and has just been given a new assignment that, amongst other things, includes being stripped of all his cyborg enhancements back down to just flesh and bones.
“Yes. One week. The doctors say muscle memory from before the implants will return before then. Report directly to sick bay.” The captain looked him in the eyes. “You do recall where that is, right?”
Only that? Only the one acknowledgement of his prior role? Maybe he should head for one of the airlocks and just finish the job they’d so rudely interrupted. It wasn’t like he felt any obligations.
“Actually,” it was the Admiral, “I think it’s best it be escorted to sick bay. It might get ideas about suiciding.”
The captain nodded, then spoke into his communicator. “Security to my ready room on the double.”
So much for that idea.
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